Long, luscious and luxurious lashes is a desirable trait. Not everyone is blessed to have a healthy and full set of lashes to flutter at their whim. Many people are facing eyelash problems, such as falling out at an alarming rate, having short and stubby eyelashes, as well as many other different eyelash diseases and disorders.
For this purpose, many popular cosmetic brands provide a range of products which can help stimulate the growth of lashes. Of course, we all know about falsies, mascaras, extensions and lifts, but these expensive salon treatments and methods are not permanent, and if not done well, can even damage your natural eyelashes. Hence, if you’re looking for a solution that will permanently lengthen and volumize your lashes, an eyelash serum is your safest bet.
Lash serums can take some time to show results, so make sure you’re patient with them. Just get into the habit of applying your product each morning and night and the results will come. Depending on how your body reacts to the serum, results may vary. Some people might see results after a month, while others might not notice a difference until the third or fourth month. There are many brands on the market that offer lash serums, however, some of the most reputable and reliable brands are Eye Envy, Latisse, Dr. Devgan, The Lip Bar, and L’Oréal Paris.
Eye Envy – the EyEnvy serum is becoming every girl’s must-have product because it lengthens, darkens and provides fullness and thickness to your natural lashes. This is a conditioner serum that uses a special formula of vitamins and peptides to encourage eyelash growth across your eye line, speeds up this process and makes your eyes pop.
Latisse – a serum formulated with an active ingredient called bimatoprost, which helps grow your existing lashes and stimulates the growth of new hair. This product is only available by prescription because it’s a strong serum that comes with certain risks, such as irritation and potential eye-colour change. It’s important to consult a specialist about its potential side effects before using it.Dr. Devgan – this eyelash serum is on the more expensive side. It contains a formula which is a blend of vitamin B5, peptides, and clover flower extract – all combined to help hydrate and strengthen your lashes.
The Lip Bar – this brand offers a really great mascara with a strengthening formula that also acts as a lash serum. Thanks to ingredients like conditioning green tea extract and hydrating castor seed oil, it can promote healthy lash growth in just a couple of months.
L’Oréal Paris – provides a clinically proven lash serum that comes with a lash booster serum applicator which enables application close to the lash line. Regular application (twice a day) will fortify, reinforce and condition your lashes while also boosting their volume.
What is an eyelash serum?
An eyelash serum is a growth-boosting formula that stimulates lash growth. It works on improving the health of natural hair follicles. More precisely, it helps grow stronger, thicker, resilient lashes prone to breakage, strengthens their roots at the dermis and creates a defined line. Some serums even repair and condition damaged and brittle lashes. In other words, these serums are designed to boost and fortify shiny lashes, some even doubling their length.
Why should you use eyelash growth serum?
1. Boosts the production of keratin
First, what is keratin? Keratin is a protein that already exists naturally in your hair and helps it grow and stay healthy. Eyelash serums promote this natural protein structure in the body, they stimulate eyelash growth and strengthen gaps in the follicles. This will increase the lash volume once new lashes start to grow. Additionally, by boosting keratin production, serums can significantly hijack the natural eyelash growth cycle.
2. Can be used as a remedy for hair loss
Serums can be also beneficial for people who suffer from hair loss and have conditions such as Hypotrichosis (a rare form of hereditary hair loss and thinning of the hair shaft). These people’s eyelashes can be slow to grow and appear brittle, thin, or sparse. The use of serums can lengthen the growth cycle, leading to longer, darker, and fuller lashes.
3. Moisturises eyelashes
Anyone who has ever suffered from dry eyes will admit that finding a way to quench your eyes is the perfect instant relief. Tired and parched eyes can be really uncomfortable and for this reason, it’s very important to restore any lost moisture. The mascaras that most women use on a daily basis can be incredibly drying and can weaken your lashes, consequently leading to lash breakages and dry eyes. Using a high-quality serum can moisturise your lashes by soothing and nourishing their hair follicles.
4. Darkens the eyelashes
After a few weeks of using the serum, you’ll notice a difference in the length, volume and colour of your lashes. Many serums contain ingredients that help darkens their colour. Taking this into account, the usage lash serums may eliminate the need for women to use other darkening products, such as mascara, on their eyes.